Berlin has become one of my favourite cities – there was so much to do, see and eat! After visiting the city for the first time this year, Andrew and I both agreed that we will return before we move back to Australia. Our weekend trip started with a Friday night flight out of Heathrow and despite our weekend being so short, we managed to pack a lot in. As usual, the trip revolved around our coffee stops and meals, and I’m sure that we’re not the only ones who do this!
Today’s post is all about sharing our favourite places to eat in Berlin. It can be tricky visiting a new country and not knowing where to eat, and I always love hearing other people’s recommendations – you find the best places that way! Hopefully this “where to eat” guide helps.
Bonanza Coffee Heroes
It wouldn’t be a where to eat post from “It’s That Time For” if I didn’t include coffee would it? I think we lucked out with our AirBnB because Bonanza Coffee Heroes was only a couple of blocks away. As soon as you walk in the aroma of coffee hits you. I loved how spacious and minimalistic this space was. They have two locations but we were closest to the Oderberger Straße location. The shop front features a small selection of pastries and sweet treats. If you’re after a fancy cafe meal, this is not for you but if you’re after an amazing coffee that won’t disappoint, be sure to stop here. We were keen beans with this place and went on both days that we were in Berlin!
– Adalbertstraße 70, 10999 Berlin
– Oderberger Straße 35, 10435 Berlin
This place was a recommendation from a close friend who visited Berlin a couple of years ago. Momos is a small restaurant which is extremely laid back and has more of a cafe vibe. Dumplings are their thing and you can choose from a snack size, medium, large or “momo experience” in small or large. We shared the large “momo experience” which gave us all 6 varieties of dumpling and 3 different dips (36 in total!). Half the dumplings were fried and half were steamed. The fried ones were my favourite but the steamed ones were good as well! I also had an apple and thyme tea, which seems like an odd drink to have with dumplings but it was so cold outside. Besides, it was so tasty – no regrets! Momos is also organic and vegetarian so if you’re after a vegetarian meal this is a great option.
Fehrbelliner Str. 5, 10119 Berlin
Father Carpenter is also another specialty coffee cafe however, unlike Bonanza Coffee Heroes it focuses on both coffee and food. It gave me Melbourne cafe vibes when I walked in so it was no surprise when I found out that the person who opened it, Krésten Thøgersen, is originally from Australia and moved to Berlin. I ordered smashed avo (like a cliché Aussie) and Andrew had smoked salmon with poached eggs. The food and coffee were both great and we were lucky to grab a table straight away. There’s plenty of seating but this is definitely a popular spot so you may have to wait a while if you go during a busy time like lunch.
Münzstraße 21, 10178 Berlin
Tucked away in an unassuming neighborhood is Roamers. I’m not sure whether it was the time of the year or the rainy weather when we went but the neighbourhood was extremely quiet. So much so that when they told us that it was going to be a one hour wait, we didn’t have anywhere else to go venture to! This was easily the longest that I have ever waited for a cafe and I’m not sure I would ever wait that long again in the rain but we thoroughly enjoyed our brunch, coffee … and dessert. I mean, when they seat you directly in front of their sweet treats you can’t resist!
Andrew had three scrambled eggs with smoked salmon while I had the Roamers black beans. To top it off we shared a lemon cheesecake. I’m not going to lie, when I saw them serve the cheesecake with berries and rosemary sprigs I got suckered in. It was so good though!
The cafe is extremely cosy with space for only around 20 people, which definitely lends itself to the long wait times. When you walk into the coffee it is filled with greenery and you feel like you are in a different place. I tried to capture how amazing it looked but I don’t think I did it justice. I love how they take that greenery theme and use it throughout their food. I mean, look at that cake!
I absolutely loved the ambiance and vibe of this place. It was rustic and the presentation of all the food and drinks was amazing. All the staff were extremely friendly and attentive (but not too attentive) as well which was much welcomed after waiting in the rain!
I would recommend going as soon as they open or even earlier if you want to check this place out. When you put your name down and they give you an approximate wait time they let you know that you can wander around but if you’re not there when they call you your table will be given away. It’s harsh but it makes sense with a small cafe. My advice is to wait. We actually got in closer to the hour mark than the one and a half hour mark and I think it’s because someone didn’t show up for their table.
Pannierstrasse 64, 12043 Berlin
Where are your favourite places to eat in Berlin?